Communities Engage in the Urban Forest Sustainability Initiative

Communities plant trees to enhance urban forest sustainability.

Seeking Volunteers to Assist a Water Chestnut Removal Effort

Volunteers are needed to assist a removal effort of a large water chestnut infestation on the Oswegatche River near the dam in the Village of Heuvelton.

Jumping Worms Confirmed in Jefferson County

Invasive jumping worms have been confirmed in Jefferson County. Get the wormy details about this invasive species, along with prevention steps and what to do if you find jumping worms on your property.

Stewardship on the River

Our partners at Save the River offer a Riverkeeper program that engages the community in stewardship and invasive species awareness.

Novel Approaches to Invasive Species Management

Learn about a new approach being tested at the Huyck Preserve to manage invasive species that uses a weed torch on resprouts of multiflora, Japanese barberry, and autumn olive

Updates to SLF Grid-Square Program

Last year’s “Claim A Grid Square” initiative is back – pick your spot to survey for spotted lanternfly this year. Over 70 squares have been claimed already!

Terrestrial Updates

Updates from our Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator from winter and upcoming programing.

Aquatic Updates

Updates from our Aquatic Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator, Brittney Rogers regarding aquatic projects underway and upcoming.

Partner Spotlight: Trees Bring Us Together

The last two years have taught us a lot about the value of green spaces for communities. Parks and nature preserves have seen an increase in usage across the state since the start of the pandemic. Growing concerns about climate change and its impacts on our everyday lives is leading to recognition of the importance of trees as a tool for mitigating urban heat islands, managing storm water, storing carbon, and cleaning the air. That’s why the theme of this year’s ReLeaf Conference is “Trees Bring Us Together.”

Managing Invasives for Resilience

Our work has and continues to reduce the negative impacts of invasive species especially when we close the loop with ecological restoration.